After three years out of the LAPD, Harry Bosch returns, to find the department a different place from the one he left. A new Police Chief has been brought over from New York to give the place a thorough clean up from top to bottom. Working with his former cop partner, Kiz Rider, Harry is assigned to the department's Open-Unsolved Unit, working on the thousands of cold cases that haunt the LAPD's files. These detectives are the Closers - they put a shovel in the dirt and turn over the past. By applying new techniques to ...
After three years out of the LAPD, Harry Bosch returns, to find the department a different place from the one he left. A new Police Chief has been brought over from New York to give the place a thorough clean up from top to bottom. Working with his former cop partner, Kiz Rider, Harry is assigned to the department's Open-Unsolved Unit, working on the thousands of cold cases that haunt the LAPD's files. These detectives are the Closers - they put a shovel in the dirt and turn over the past. By applying new techniques to old evidence they aim to unearth some hidden killers and bring them to justice, for 'a city that forgets its murder victims is a city lost'. Harry and Kiz are given a politically sensitive case when a DNA match connects a white supremacist to the 1988 murder of Rebecca Verloren, a sixteen-year-old girl. Becky was of mixed race, and the case appears to have a racial angle. This was LA before the riots and Rodney King; the city was a powder keg waiting for a match. The detectives who worked the case all those years ago seem to have done a decent job, but something doesn't fit. Meanwhile Harry's nemesis, Deputy Chief Irving, is watching him.In the new 'clean' LAPD Irving has been sidelined to a meaningless job. Compelled by vengeance, he hopes that Harry will make a slip ...THE CLOSERS takes off like a speeding bullet and never lets up. Authentic, dark and complex, it confirms Michael Connelly's status as a number one bestseller and a master of modern detective fiction.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Fine in fine dust jacket. Binding is clean, tight and straight w/ sharp corners; very light bump at tail; dust jkt is clean and bright w/ no tears or stains; very light wear at top two corners; light riffle at head of spine; not price clipped or remaindered. Wrapped in Brodart mylar. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 416 p. Harry Bosch (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. Another greta Harry Bosch thriller from the man GQ called "the best mystery writer in the world. " Bosch investigates the death of a teenage girl two decades ago. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE.
SIGNED on title page by author, a Harry Bosch mystery; near fine in fine jacket, in fresh mylar cover; minor spine lean else a tight unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket; first printing by the numbers.
2005. SIGNED, First Edition, 1st Printing. Fine hardcover in fine dust jacket. SIGNED in person at local bookstore, not personalized on title Page. Gently read once. Satisfaction guaranteed. Selling books of quality and distinction since 1990.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) EXCELLENT-SIGNED by the Author on the Title page. Author's Signature only. A First edition, First printing, with the corresponding number line. Book is in Near Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a tiny bit of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. Thanks and Enjoy.
Very good in very good dust jacket. AM5-DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have light shelf wear otherwise fine. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes laid in photo of the author during the signing. The death of a teenaged girl almost two decades ago comes back to haunt L.A. -and Detective Harry Bosch-in this spellbinding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 416 p. Harry Bosch (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. Signed First edition with complete number line. Flat signed by author on title page.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author British first edition, first printing. SIGNED by Michael Connelly on the title page. Fine in Near Fine DJ; a new, unused book with no markings; slight wrinkle to the DJ spine panel. A Harry Bosch novel.
By now I have read almost all the Harry Bosch series and have liked them & him that much. This book is one of the best, letting Harry & his partner work thru bumps in their relationship & airing simmering problems in LAPD. The murder is an old one, but these guys are the "closers" and they solve it with more than the usual smarts & grit. These are the best written, most engrossing mysteries I have read.
Apr 29, 2010
a plot twister
This one starts out with Harry looking into a cold case of the murder of a 16 year old girl. Harry visits the surviving parents, school, old friends, trying to find a lead. Harry is drawn to look again at the old crime scene photos, talks with the now divorced and broken parents. Schoolmates and teachers remember the girl. A plaque at the school shows the wear of frequent touching. A great read and page turner.
Apr 1, 2007
One of his best
This is, by far, one of this author's best works in the Harry Bosch series. It shows great depth of characters and keeps you turning the pages. Harry is just getting back to the police force and now working in the "open-unsolved case" department. He is happy to be back and happy to be working with Kiz Rider, a previous partner who compliments Harry's style. Now their first case is the 20-year-old murder of a 16-year-old girl. First, Harry and Kiz get to figure out if this case is really murder or suicide. Was anything missed in the origial investigation? Is it sexually motivated or does race play a part? Get this book , sit down and ride the roller coster of a great mystery written by one of the best.
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